Last week Congress announced that hemp legalization will be included in the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. That means farmers around the United States will be free to grow hemp without repercussions (assuming Congress approves the bill and Trump signs it). And while hemp and marijuana are both part of the Cannabis family (even though we usually use cannabis and marijuana interchangeably), there are differences between the two, writes Joseph Misulonas.
Here are five differences between hemp and marijuana:
The biggest difference between hemp and marijuana is THC. Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, usually less than 0.3 percent. Marijuana will generally have at least five percent THC. THC is the cannabinoid responsible…